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It’s been about a year since Fetty Wap first got arrested for his role in a drug trafficking ring and has been behind bars since August for footage of him threatening to kill someone on Facetime last December surfaced. Well now he has a sentencing date set for January 18th, 2023 and Judge Joanna Seybert will be handling the sentencing. His charge of conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine that he plead guilty to comes with a mandatory minumum of 5 years and max of 40. Prosecutors labeled him “a kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization” following his October 2021 arrest with 5 others.

During the FBI’s investigation, $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of heroin, fentanyl pills, pistols, handguns and a rifle were all obtained. “The pipeline of drugs in this investigation ran thousands of miles from the West Coast to the communities here in our area, contributing to the addiction and overdose epidemic we have seen time and time again tear people’s lives apart,” FBI assistant director-in-charge, Michael J. Driscoll, said in an October 2021 statement.

He continued: “The fact that we arrested a chart-topping rap artist and a corrections officer as part of the conspiracy illustrates just how vile the drug trade has become. I want to commend the work of our Long Island Gang Task Force and our law enforcement partners for working day in and day out to get these deadly drugs off our streets.”

What makes the story of Fetty Wap so interesting is the fact that he’s played the role of civic saint throughout his career from giving out thanksgiving gift cards to the community to cash to kids for Christmas. Little did the public know, he had been hustling and selling drugs the whole time. But then again, his first hit Trap Queen in 2014 was literally about doing just that so that shouldn’t have surprised anyone.